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  •  Zimmerman style. (3+ / 0-)

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:09:08 PM PST

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    •  Edward Teller (1+ / 0-)
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      Professor Unlimited Escalation said (wrote) that? Irony or payola?

      •  Saw this attributed to Teller (0+ / 0-)

        in a show at the Exploratorium many years ago, but the context wasn't completely clear.  I've always suspected he may have been referring to lay ignorance of the power of nuclear fission.  But I like how the thought applies equally to ALL growth or decay functions, including toxin accumulation and resource depletion.  And it sttrikes me as poignant, that someone who contributed more than his share to our collective peril, had such an insight into our collective failings.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:50:29 AM PST

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